The building complex for the Faculty of Biotechnology is designed to contain laboratories, classrooms and offices. The upper building has five storeys, with the ground floor partially open and containing general activities such as a foyer, an auditorium, a library, a cafeteria, and a faculty lounge. The second storey, which encompasses a closed courtyard, contains classrooms and faculty offices. The three upper storeys are designated for the laboratories and the researchers’ rooms. These three storeys are divided into five wings abutting inner courtyards, a feature that will allow construction to proceed in stages. The building’s outer walls integrate metal cladding with elements of bare concrete. The building stands on the eastern side of the campus, so its outer façade influences the appearance of the entire university complex towards the city. The façade that faces inwards towards the campus overlooks the central lawn and forms the eastern wall of the public space surrounding the egg-shaped university auditorium.
Client: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Area: 15,000 sq.m